Johnathan Franklin finds his way

Sophomore speedster learns on fly to be leader in midst of UCLA's struggles

Updated: November 25, 2010, 10:54 AM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Rick Neuheisel knew three things about Johnathan Franklin when he became his coach at UCLA: Defensive coordinator Dewayne Walker wanted Franklin to play safety, offensive coordinator Norm Chow wanted him to play running back, and there had to be a very good reason everybody called him "Jetski."

Neuheisel, who hadn't been involved in recruiting Franklin, was a blank slate.

He'd watch and let the evidence speak for itself.

"Dewayne recruited him as a DB, ...

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